Tales of the Gun - Rapid Firepower

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The classic History Channel documentary series. This episode Rapid Firepower

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Well go and argue ... ( 11 months ago by Northern Wolf)
Well go and argue that with the inventor himself, he disagrees with you if
you look at the interview "Tales of the Gun: AK 47" that can be seen here
on the tube. He says that it was not inspired at all by the SKS. But hey,
he might be lying?
44:56 i miss the ... ( 7 months ago by JWORKWAR DOHOMER)
44:56 i miss the days when programs on the history channel ended like this,
don't you?
28:15 if you re ... ( 6 months ago by 0000thief)
28:15 if you re killing people when the government tells you, you re a
hero, if you kill them when you decide it, you re a criminal.
Itis an ... ( 8 months ago by sushimaster006)
Itis an Sturmgewehr44, short StG44
abrams also uses a ... ( 8 months ago by tobi25586)
abrams also uses a german cannon
1500 rpm ( 9 months ago by MyBlueSquirrel)
1500 rpm
Thanks a lot :) ( 11 months ago by ex59neo53)
Thanks a lot :)
No, it didn't use a ... ( 11 months ago by ISemiI)
No, it didn't use a pistol round. It used an intermediate round, the
7.92x33mm, which is similar to the 7.62x39mm round used in the AK47 and
AKM. It was designated as "MP" because Hitler believed that a full-power
rifle and a submachine gun were the best weapons for the infantryman, so it
was designated Maschinen Pistole 43/44 to hide the fact that it fired an
intermediate round from Hitler. When he learned about it, he liked it so
much he changed the name to StG, or Sturmgewehr.
I think so too. ... ( 11 months ago by grimmerMD)
I think so too. Sure the MG42's 1200 rpm fire rate is frightening, but just
the idea of getting hit with even one high velocity 12.7mm wide chunk of
lead weighing up to 52 grams in the belly or pelvis makes me cringe.
Just F.Y.I, the MP ... ( 11 months ago by NobleKorhedron)
Just F.Y.I, the MP 44 was actually the successor to the Schweisser, or
MP-40 sub machine-gun and had a shorter barrel than the STEG-44
go fuck yourself ( 11 months ago by Sword and Musket)
go fuck yourself
Yeah, despite the ... ( 11 months ago by Al M)
Yeah, despite the love affair US forces had with the BAR, it was never the
equal of the Bren.
It was an ... ( 11 months ago by kk33k3)
It was an Assaultrifle , not an automatic rifle or an smg or mg . The first
of it's class it still did a horrific job at what it was designed for ,
giving troops a tool to engage enemy infantry at all ranges . Selective
firemodes , great accuracy , good handling , a lot of scary firepower and
the predecessor to every modern assault rifle in service today .
The is carried the ... ( 4 months ago by Max Strong)
The is carried the Browning A6, not the BAR
the ak47 shown was ... ( 1 month ago by Kalle Kallesson)
the ak47 shown was a stg 44, not an ak 47
Why would they show ... ( 1 week ago by Marverbest)
Why would they show us an MP44 and call it an AK47 ??
+) ( 1 year ago by Robert Tornello)
Oh yes. just ... ( 3 months ago by Aero Heaton)
Oh yes. just another example of re-writing history by the US through
talking about guns.
Remember your first engagement with battle hardened army of Germany at
Kasserine Pass ??? The British who you so often dismiss in your writing of
history or put in a bad light actually did come to your aid.. after you
lost 8500 of your brave men. Some of us know how it all came to pass.
America is the land of Opportunists. Not Opportunity. 
any one else notice ... ( 4 months ago by alex sakata)
any one else notice the mistake made
Eddie murpy ( sorry ... ( 3 months ago by Rustams Nilobekovs)
Eddie murpy ( sorry i have bad english i cant write his name)
Made "50" Kills and he Is a "hero" probably the biggest one in the alies,
You need to see what the mg42 and 34 did. and what did the veterans and
heroues of these weapons Is far far more Deadly Then that( Still Good Mg
i like guns i just ... ( 2 days ago by William Sands)
i like guns i just think they are too easy to get for the wrong sort of
First documentary I ... ( 2 days ago by kuntosjedebil)
First documentary I have seen to give Czechoslovakia credit for the Bren.
The germans facing ... ( 2 months ago by zenoist2)
The germans facing the british at mons in world war one thought they were
facing machine guns,, The british were very well trained and able to fire
something like 20 25 shots per minute from a rifle.
Times that by a lot of people firing and you get the machine gun effect.

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